What is Active House USA?
Active House USA is an industry innovating sustainable home being built in Webster Groves, MO by Hibbs Homes & Verdatek Solutions. The first of it’s kind in North America, Active House USA takes an innovative approach to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and interaction with the surrounding environment.
Using the Active House specifications developed by the Active House Alliance and built for certification in four North American, sustainable building standards: Energy Star, EPA Indoor, Building America Builder’s Challenge, and ANSI ICC-700 also know as The National Green Building Standard, this custom home is a prototype for North American homes of it’s kind and will help further develop green home building specifications to fit North American climate and environmental needs.
While most of the green building standards concern themselves with the materials and building processes, Active House standards are the first to account for those while primarily concerning its self with what happens when the homeowners takes residence. Still a living and breathing specification that continues to evolve, Active Houses around the world are continuing to be monitored for metric and anecdotal measures to help evolve and change the standards. Active House USA is the first in North America to become a part of this project and will help to define and push not only the Active House specifications but also green building specifications in the US.
A Green Home Prototype In The Heart of it All – St Louis MO
A culmination of the leading green, sustainable, and environmentally conscious building practices from around the world and in the US, Active House USA takes a unique and holistic approach to sustainable and environmentally conscious home construction and design.
The Webster Groves, MO Active House is situated in the center of the United States in an historic and bustling suburb located 15 minutes away from downtown St. Louis, MO. Because of it’s location in a mixed humid climate region, the home is designed to meet both warm and cold climate efficiency needs, making it the ideal location to prototype and propagate Active House standards in other countries and communities in North America.